From the very moment I read the title I knew I was in for something weird and campy. But would I love it or hate it?
Night of the Living Inflatable Love Dolls is like your typical zombie apocalypse story except the “zombies” are blow-up dolls, dildos, and other sex toys that are brought to life by an experimental chemical weapon designed by the military. Sheriff Wilson must marshal the townsfolk against the onslaught all while trying to protect his daughter, Lana, and her boyfriend.
The story runs like your usual story about survival during a zombie apocalypse. And in that, there is not much in the way of surprises. Let me be clear, there are scenes that happen in sudden and unexpected ways, but they remain the kind of tropes you would expect in the subgenre. However, Glaze takes the oddball concept of the story and runs with it, leaving puns and scenes that will make you laugh your ass off. And, well, the victims exploding from the black gooey substance being projected out of the dolls and sex toys is both gory and…..a brilliant running pun.
I found myself loving the story, even if I was sometimes cheering on the dolls. While not a masterpiece, it is still a fun and entertaining story that will appeal to any reader who has a morbid and perverted sense of humor. Or any sense of humor.
Writerly Update: I got to play a viking and have a death scene on Saxonboc. “Demons Without, Demon Within” now up at Mindflights, and “The Philosopher in the Dark” is in the anthology The Best of Everyday Fiction 2008. And don’t forget to get your copy of The Souldrinker and the Legacy of Captain Jareena
Writer Tip: What to do when you’re swamped
Rant Box: Being “pro-Israel” does not necessarily make you pro-Christian, or pro-Jewish.
Soundbites from: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lord of the Rings, Southpark, and Firefly
Intro theme music mix by Taylor Kent.
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